C280-6 Generator Set (Medium Speed)

C280-6 (60 HZ) 1650-2000kW(2MW) Diesel Generator models are designed to deliver reliable power with lower fuel consumption & operating costs.

C280-6 Diesel Generator Set


Producing reliable power from 1650 to 2000 ekW at 60 Hz, our C280-6 diesel generator sets are made to meet your mission critical, continuous, standby and prime applications. We've designed each to ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and to accept 100% rated load in one step. The generator set is certified for low fuel consumption.Caterpillar is leading the power generation marketplace with Power Solutions engineered to deliver unmatched flexibility, expandability, reliability, and cost-effectiveness.Electric Power

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Full Range of Attachments

  • Wide range of bolt-on system expansion attachments, factory designed and tested Flexible packaging options for easy and cost effective installation

  • Standard Equipment
  • Optional Equipment
  • Specs
  • Docs

Standard Equipment

  • Air Inlet System
    • Air inlet shutoff
    • Aftercooler, fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side)
    • Turbocharger, watercooled (720 rpm and HFO), engine oil lubricated
    • Breather, crankcase, top-mounted
  • Cooling System
    • Water temperature regulator
    • Engine coolant water drains
    • Jacket water thermostats
  • Exhaust System
    • Includes adapter, flexible exhaust fitting
    • Dry, gas tight, exhaust manifold
    • 457 mm (18 in) Cat bolt pattern
  • Fuel System
    • Simplex or duplex
  • Generator System
    • Custom generator per generator data sheet completed by dealer
  • Governor System
    • UG Actuator
  • Lube System
    • Wet oil sump. Includes engine-driven main lubrication and oil pumps, oil lines and oil pan
    • Centrifugal oil filters with single shutoff
    • Service side engine mounted on cylinder block inspection covers
    • Crankcase explosion relief valves
    • Oil filler and dipstick
    • Oil pressure regulating valve
  • Mounting System
    • Damper, torsional vibration
    • Engine and generator mounting
  • Starting / Charging System
    • Vane type air starter
    • Line group for single point custom connection
    • Air silencer
    • One motor, engine mounted at rear, on left side
  • General:
    • Gear driven pumps: Fuel/oil/jacket water/aftercooler/Oil cooler water
    • Paint, Caterpillar yellow

Optional Equipment

  • Air Inlet System
    • Air inlet adapter
    • Soot filter
    • Heavy duty air cleaner
    • Boost control valve
    • Air cleaner louver assembly
    • Air cleaner
    • Vertical support bracket
  • Cooling System
    • Auxiliary water pump
    • Cooling system aids
    • Heating aids
    • Expansion tank
  • Exhaust System
    • Weld flange and related hardware
    • Flexible exhaust fittings
  • Fuel System
    • Fuel system connections
    • Fuel priming pump
    • Duplex primary fuel strainer
  • Generator System
    • Class F insulation
    • 3 Phase, six Leads, WYE
    • Busbar connections
    • Winding temperature detectors
    • Anti-condensation space heaters
  • Governor System
    • 723 Plus
    • Digital programmers
    • Electronic/actuators
    • Battery backup/power supply
    • 2301 A load share
    • EGB actuator
  • Lube System
    • Oil pan drain valve
    • Lube ANSI adapter (Emergency connection)
  • Mounting System
    • Isolator
    • Spring type vibration isolators
    • Non-vertically restrained
    • Vertically restrained
  • Starting / Charging System
    • Pressure reducing valve
    • Compressed air flex hose
  • General:
    • Custom paint colors



Long Name:
C280-6 Generator Set (Medium Speed)

Generator Set Specifications

Maximum Rating
2000 ekW
Minimum Rating
1650 ekW
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
IMO - Tier 2
60 Hz
900 rpm
Duty Cycle
Standby, Prime, Continuous

Engine Specifications

Engine Model
3606 I-6,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
11 in / 280 mm
11.8 in / 300 mm
111 in³ / 6762 l
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
Direct unit injection
Governor Type
Generator Set Monitoring System (GMS)

Generator Set Dimensions

Length - Maximum
404 in / 10261.7 mm
Width - Maximum
99.62 in / 2530.3 mm
Height - Maximum
156.6 in / 3977.7 mm
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)
74970 lb / 34070 kg